Summer Wednesdays heads into its 28th year of concerts on the CSUSB lawn

     

For five weeks beginning July 11, Cal State San Bernardino will hold its annual Summer Wednesdays music concerts, kicking off the first week with the band Livin’ on a Prayer.

Summer Wednesdays at CSUSB

For five weeks beginning July 11, Cal State San Bernardino will hold its annual Summer Wednesdays music concerts, kicking off the first week with the band Livin’ on a Prayer. All concerts, which are free, begin at 7 p.m. on the Lower Commons patio.

Also performing on the following Wednesdays on the Lower Commons patio will be L.A. Vation, Shine On, The Latin Society and, this year, CSUSB will feature winning musical acts from the Howlin’ Yote competition.

A Bon Jovi tribute band, Livin’ on a Prayer will make its way from Las Vegas to CSUSB July 11. Front man Eric Sage is considered one of the best tribute artists in show business. The band will rock out with signature hits, such as “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “It’s My Life.” Livin’ on a Prayer has performed on stages in Las Vegas, San Diego and Ontario, Canada.

Some heart and soul rolls onto campus July 18, when L.A. Vation delivers a “spot on” musical performance with its tribute to U2. Led by Jason Theisen performing as Bono, the band has appeared in Las Vegas, San Jose, Anaheim and Hollywood, among others.

On July 25, Shine On will perform Pink Floyd’s greatest hits from 1973-1994 and will include in its gig hits such as “Shine on You Crazy Diamonds,” “Money” and “Another Brick in the Wall.” The show is based on the Pink Floyd P*U*L*S*E concert.

Going on its 28th year at CSUSB’s summer series, The Latin Society promises to offer another great show Aug. 1. Bringing that good Latin flavor to its music, the big band with Latin flair performs hits such as “Oye Como Va” and “Hot, Hot, Hot.” The Latin Society has performed for a mixture of audiences all over the Inland Empire and Southern California for 43 years.

Closing out this year’s Summer Wednesdays series on Aug. 8 will be performances by the Howlin’ Yote winner and runner-up of the “Greatest Inland Empire Artist” contest. Cal State San Bernardino students will choose the winner. Performances will be broadcast live on Coyote Radio, CSUSB’s own station staffed by students.

Admission to Summer Wednesdays concerts is free, as is parking in Lot D. Concertgoers are always encouraged to bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs or blankets, along with family and friends. Each week, a concession stand will offer snacks such as kettle corn, cotton candy and funnel cake. On July 25 and Aug. 1, an In-N-Out stand also will be on hand. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and generally conclude about 9 p.m.

For more information, call (909) 537-7360.

See the related news release “Sam Ash Music Stores and Coyote Radio to bring local music competition to CSUSB this summer.”